Kearsarge Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Stone Chapel, Proctor Academy, Andover, NH
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Volunteer Opportunities In the Kearsarge Lake Sunapee Area

Adult tutorial program – Tutoring for adults, who can’t read or read poorly, need help in math, want to prepare for the GED test, or want to improve their English.  Tutoring can take three to four hours per week.  No experience is required.  Call 603 448-0596.
Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust. –The mission is to preserve the rural landscape of the Kearsarge/Sunapee region and there are lots of different jobs for volunteers including property monitors, map makers, communicators, to name a few.  Call 603 526-6555 or go to www.ausbonsargent.org.
Barn Playhouse, New London - Volunteers are welcome as ushers.  Call 603 526-6570.
Chapin Senior Center (COA) – Volunteers contribute more than 8,000 hours a year to make this operation run smoothly.  Many are drivers in its transportation program which provides door-to-door transportation at no charge.  Each trip takes care of a need in someone’s life by getting seniors to medical appointments and also to such diverse places as church, beauty parlor and/or the grocery store.  Call 603 526-6368.
Claremont Opera House – Volunteers attend performances in exchange for ushering and house-managing. Call 603 542-4433.

Community Garden at Tracy Library, New London needs volunteers to work every Monday from 9 AM to noon, April through November, to care for the garden under the leadership of a professional gardener.  Call 603 526-2522.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of NH recruits, trains, supervises and supports guardians ad litem to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children.  Volunteers give approximately 15 hours/month, including visits with children and court appearances.  Call 603 626-0622 or www.casanh.org.

The Fells – Volunteers work in the gardens, nursery, shop, and office to help maintain the Hay Estate on Lake Sunapee and the wildlife refuge.  Call 763-4789 or go to www.thefells.org

Friends Program – adult volunteers to mentor children ages 6 to 17 in the Newport and Kearsarge area, providing support, encouragement, a listening ear, and fun.  Call 603 863-5200.

Good Beginnings – volunteer women who help families with new babies and Second Beginnings where you can sort and collect clothing and assist customers.  Call
Claremont – 603-542-1848
Upper Valley – 603-298-9524

Guide Dog Puppy Raising – provides classes, guidance, and medical care to the puppies.  Call 603 526-5828.

Habitat for Humanity - volunteers work on construction of homes and other jobs in this all volunteer organization.  Call 603 526-8464.

Historical Societies in each town welcome volunteers to help preserve the past.  Call:
New London – 526-6564
Andover – 735-5690
Sunapee – 763-9872
Sutton – 927-4416
Wilmot – 927-4596

Kearsarge Area Schools welcome volunteers.  Please call the school at the level of your interest or capability:
Andover Elem/Middle School – 735-5494
Kearsarge Reg. High School – 927-4261
Kearsarge Reg. Middle School – 526-6415
Kearsarge Regional Elementary Schools:
            New London -526-4737
            Sutton – 927-4215
            Bradford – 938-5959
            Warner – 456-2241
Sunapee Elementary School – 763-5675
Sunapee High School – 763-5615
Andover after-school program – 735-6566

The Zone after-school program at KRMS- 526-2051

Lake Sunapee VNA - Volunteers are needed for office duties, watching children during weekly Parent-Child support group, working at the Renaissance Shoppe, Installing lifeline or HomMed units in homes, and joining the hospice volunteers.  Call 603 526-4077 or mames@lakesunapeevna.org.

Lebanon Opera House – Volunteers attend performances in exchange for ushering and house-managing.  Call 603 448-0400

Libraries seek volunteers at the circulation desk, re-shelving books, processing materials, book repair, distributing books to the homebound, and in some cases working with children in the after school program.  Call:
Abbott Library, Sunapee – 763-5513
Batchelder Library, Andover- 735-5333
Newbury Library – 763-5803
Sutton Free Library – 927-4927
Tracy Library, New London – 526-4656
Wilmot Public Library – 526-6804

Meals on Wheels – Volunteers deliver meals in New London, Newbury, and Sunapee or they put meals on trays at Bittersweet.  Call 603 526-6155.

Musterfield Farm welcomes volunteers to work at this 200+ year old homestead which promotes and encourages agricultural traditions in New Hampshire.  Call 603 927-4276 or go to www.musterfieldfarm.com

Newbury Fishersfield Park – Volunteers needed to improve and maintain trails in a new 94-acre park.  Call 603 763-5845.

New England Handicapped Sports Association at Mount Sunapee (NEHSA) – welcomes volunteers to help on or off the snow.  Training clinics and discounts on lift tickets are offered to volunteers. – Call 603 763-9158 or go to www.nehsa.org.

New London Hospital – volunteers have many opportunities to help patients, man the gift shop, and assist staff.  Call 603 526-5265.

Newport Opera House – volunteers attend performances in exchange for ushering.  Call 603 863-2412.

North Country Chordsmen, Hanover, NH, is a barbershop a cappella men’s chorus that welcomes males of all ages who love to sing or want to sing better.  Call 603 763-4098.
www.nedistrict.org/ncchordsmen.

Northern Stage (Briggs Opera House, White River Junction, VT) – Volunteers attend performances in exchange for ushering.  Call 802-296-7000

Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway – This all volunteer group has various jobs including trail management and planning and leading hikes.  Call 603 526-6568.

Upper Valley Humane Society cares for unwanted, abandoned, stray, neglected, and abused animals.  Call  603 448-MUTT or www.uvhs.org.

Wilmot Community Association – This is an all volunteer organization that strives to enrich the Wilmot community needs.  Call 526-4569.

Women’s Supportive Services – works with adults and children who have experienced domestic violence.  Volunteers are needed to staff the crisis phone line, to work in the office or the thrift shop as well as to help in fund-raising and community outreach.  Call 603 863-4053 or go to  www.free-to-soar.org.

Also each town has volunteer opportunities in safety services and town governments.

Additional updated Volunteer Listings can be found at the Valley News Website:  www.vnews.com or call 603 298-8711
 
 

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